University Academy Holbeach opened its doors to a number of special guests on Thursday just three weeks after the start of the new school year.
Prospective students were given plenty to think about at the school’s open evening where existing students and staff showed the range of subjects offered at its site in Park Road, Holbeach.
There were demonstrations from art, history, geography, food technology, design technology and science departments, as well as information about the school’s Duke of Edinburgh Awards Scheme.
University Academy Holbeach then hosted a music workshop on Monday led by early English music ensemble Freshe Ayre whose members are Philip and Jo Astle, John and Victoria Worthington, Janet Donaldson and woodwind teacher Ann Wright.
Samantha Graper, the school’s head of music, said: “Ann is our windwind teacher and when she said that she was also in this early music group called Freshe Ayre, she asked whether they could come in and do a music workshop as our Year Eight students are looking at the subject.
“Philip and Jo know so much about early English music and the main facts about the period, so the workshop went really well.
Philip and Jo know so much about early English music and the main facts about the period, so the workshop went really well.Samantha Graper, head of music at University Academy Holbeach
“The students asked questions about the music, which is different to classicasl music, they were fascinated by seeing all these instruments and the different sounds made which made the workshop very special.”